Call for Papers: An Astounding 90 Years of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, The Fourth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium

An Astounding 90 Years of Analog Science Fiction and Fact: The Fourth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium Date and Time:            December 12, 2019, 9:00AM-6:00PM Location:                     New York City College of Technology, 285 Jay St., A105, Brooklyn, NY Almost 90 years ago, Analog Science Fiction and Fact began its storied history as one of theContinue reading “Call for Papers: An Astounding 90 Years of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, The Fourth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium”

Presentation Videos from the Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Nov. 27, 2018

  The Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium was an amazing success! Here are videos from the symposium’s presentations and discussions from Nov. 27, 2018. Watch them all on YouTube via this playlist, or watch them as embedded videos below. 9:00am-9:20am Continental Breakfast and Opening Remarks Location: Academic Complex A105 Justin Vazquez-Poritz, Dean ofContinue reading “Presentation Videos from the Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Nov. 27, 2018”

CFP Deadline of October 31 for Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium

Just a reminder that the call for papers deadline is October 31, 2018 for the Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium. Details are below! 200 Years of Interdisciplinarity Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Third Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction Date and Time: Tuesday, November 27, 2018. 9:00am-5:00pm Location: New York City CollegeContinue reading “CFP Deadline of October 31 for Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium”

Important Updates on the City Tech Science Fiction Collection’s Library Exhibit and Amazing Stories Symposium

This semester, I have been doing a lot of work with the City Tech Science Fiction Collection that culminated with a City Tech Library window exhibit (see photo above) and the well-attended symposium on Amazing Stories: Inspiration, Learning, and Adventure in Science Fiction. The library exhibit was a fun project to undertake. I had notContinue reading “Important Updates on the City Tech Science Fiction Collection’s Library Exhibit and Amazing Stories Symposium”

Engagement, Learning and Inspiration in SF: Use Cases for the City Tech Science Fiction Collection

I delivered this presentation at the James Madison University Pulp Studies Symposium on October 7, 2016. The video above shows my presentation’s images, and the script of my talk is included below. The paper is about introducing new audiences to old ideas for the benefit of two different City Tech audiences: 1) frame the historical publicationContinue reading “Engagement, Learning and Inspiration in SF: Use Cases for the City Tech Science Fiction Collection”

2015 Science Fiction Research Association Conference Wrap-Up

The Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) held its forty-sixth annual conference on June 25-28, 2015 at Stony Brook University in the Charles B. Wang Center. Our theme this year was, “The SF We Don’t (Usually) See: Suppressed Histories, Liminal Voices, Emerging Media.” As I detailed in a previous blog post, I presented on the SFContinue reading “2015 Science Fiction Research Association Conference Wrap-Up”

Recovered Writing: SFRA 2010 Paper, “James Cameron’s Avatar and the Machine in the Garden: Reading Movie Narratives and Practices of Production,” June 26, 2010

This is the thirty-fifth post in a series that I call, “Recovered Writing.” I am going through my personal archive of undergraduate and graduate school writing, recovering those essays I consider interesting but that I am unlikely to revise for traditional publication, and posting those essays as-is on my blog in the hope of engagingContinue reading “Recovered Writing: SFRA 2010 Paper, “James Cameron’s Avatar and the Machine in the Garden: Reading Movie Narratives and Practices of Production,” June 26, 2010”

Recovered Writing: Handwritten Notes from 1st International Philip K. Dick Conference Dortmund, Nov 15-18, 2012

This is the thirty-first post in a series that I call, “Recovered Writing.” I am going through my personal archive of undergraduate and graduate school writing, recovering those essays I consider interesting but that I am unlikely to revise for traditional publication, and posting those essays as-is on my blog in the hope of engagingContinue reading “Recovered Writing: Handwritten Notes from 1st International Philip K. Dick Conference Dortmund, Nov 15-18, 2012”

Curating a Conference Backchannel with Storify: 2013 SFRA/Eaton Conference in Riverside, CA

While I was unable to attend this year’s Science Fiction Research Association Conference, held in conjunction with the biannual Eaton Conference this year, in Riverside, California, I was able to follow along with the goings-on thanks to Facebook and Twitter. As you might know, I am a big fan of Storify as a digital curationContinue reading “Curating a Conference Backchannel with Storify: 2013 SFRA/Eaton Conference in Riverside, CA”

Assessing Multimodality: Navigating the Digital Turn Tweet Round Up on Storify and a Picture of Me and My Pedagogy Poster

Today, the Georgia Tech Writing and Communication Program and Bedford St. Martins hosted a symposium on Assessing Multimodality: Navigating the Digital Turn. I co-presented a workshop with Mirja Lobnik on Multimodality and Perception and I presented a poster during one of the day’s sessions. Many of us were tweeting our experiences at the symposium today,Continue reading “Assessing Multimodality: Navigating the Digital Turn Tweet Round Up on Storify and a Picture of Me and My Pedagogy Poster”